DOL Updates – 05/19/09

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 DOL persuades users to use the new iCERT

The old LCA system will be extended by DOL starting from May 14, 2009 to June 30, 2009. Hence DOL urges users to use the new iCERT during the transition period and to send a feedback on bugs by email.  

Some of the new features implemented by DOL with the launch of the new system  

  • LCAs that are certified now have validity dates and signature on them. 
  • NAICS button now gives an option for scroll down. 
  • The first box of the zip code field on the employer profile “Point of Contact Information” page no longer deletes the first digit of the zip code each time the page is reopened.
  •  Case status search feature now works to show status (e.g. certified).
  •  Regular cases no longer show as Chilean H-1B in a search

Current PERM processing times 

PERM processing can be found on the iCERT logon page just below where you enter log on information.  

The processing times as of 04/30/2009 dates are: 

Processing Queue                               Priority Dates

                                                                   Month              Year  

Final Reviews                                    November          2008

Audits                                                 September         2007

Standard Appeals                           June                    2007

Gov't Error Appeals                        Current




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